Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman's body found in Reading marina released

3 April 2023, 00:42

A man who was arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found in a marina in Reading has been released, police have said.
A man who was arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found in a marina in Reading has been released, police have said. Picture: Google Maps

By Chris Samuel

A man who was arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found in a marina in Reading has been released, police have said.

Officers were called just after 10.30am on Saturday morning to reports of a body in the water at the Thames & Kennet Marina, Caversham.

The woman, who hasn't been named, was declared dead at the scene.

A 61-year-old man from Caversham was arrested on suspicion of murder as police urged the public "not to speculate on the circumstances of the woman's death".

But on Sunday evening, Thames Valley Police said that no further action would be taken against the man, from Caversham.

Read more: Pro-war Russian military blogger killed and dozens injured in explosion at St Petersburg cafe

Read more: Sunak faces backbench revolt over 'draconian' new law allowing workers to sue bosses over offensive customers

A spokesperson for the force said: "A man was arrested in connection with the investigation but he has now been released with no further action to be taken.

Thames & Kennet Marina, Caversham, where the woman's body was discovered
Thames & Kennet Marina, Caversham, where the woman's body was discovered. Picture: Google Maps

"We would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding while we investigate the circumstances.

Read more: Rishi Sunak says grooming gangs fight 'held back by political correctness' ahead of latest crackdown

Read more: Labour blasts govt underuse of anti-social behaviour 'community trigger' as party pledges law and order blitz

"Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the woman who has died."

Police had said on Saturday that although the death was being treated as unexplained, they did not believe there to be "any danger to the local community", and are carrying out "a full and thorough investigation to ascertain the full circumstances of this tragic incident".

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

A police car was overturned in the disturbance and a bus was set on fire

Home Secretary condemns 'shocking' riot in Leeds, after bus set on fire and police car overturned in mass disorder

Nancy Pelosi has said 'Biden can be convinced to quit the presidential race'

Nancy Pelosi 'says Biden can be convinced to quit race', after Obama says he 'must seriously consider' stepping aside

Zelenskyy is set to address Cabinet on Friday

Zelenskyy to address UK Cabinet as Starmer pledges to tackle Russia's 'shadow fleet' to squeeze Kremlin finances

Rikki Berry was shot dead in Kirkby on Wednesday

Man shot dead in Liverpool suburb named for the first time, as police release photo

Bob Newhart has died aged 94

Comedian and actor Bob Newhart, known for his work in Elf and the Big Bang Theory, dies aged 94

Starmer and Macron have had a bilateral meeting in Oxfordshire

Starmer and Macron share sorrow over Channel migrant death, as PM calls for Europe to work together to tackle crisis

A police car was overturned in the disturbance and fires appear to have been lit

Chaos in Leeds as police car overturned and bus set on fire in riot, as Home Secretary condemns 'shocking' scenes

Primary school teacher struck off after anonymous letter exposed her as £1,600-a-night escort

Primary school teacher struck off after anonymous letter exposed her as £1,600-a-night escort

The Brit drowned after being pulled away by strong currents.

British tourist drowns in front of girlfriend during Lake Como boat trip

x

Former police station - complete with holding cells and custody suite - goes on sale on RightMove

Atker used tubes of Aluminium Phosphide to exterminate bedbugs

'Desperate' woman spared jail after deadly gas used for bedbug infestation kills 11-year-old girl

Obama tells allies Joe Biden must 'seriously consider' presidential bid

Obama tells allies Joe Biden must 'seriously consider' presidential bid as campaign hits back at 'baseless conjecture'

Zara McDermott opened up about the "extremely distressing" events that occurred behind the scenes at Strictly Come Dancing.

Strictly Come Dancing's Graziano Di Prima admits to kicking Zara McDermott

Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer vows to tackle migrant crisis 'at source' as he announces £84 million in aid for Africa and Middle East

Two dead and two children in hospital after house fire in Blackpool

Fundraiser set up in bid to raise money for family of Blackpool couple killed in fire

Six people were found dead at a luxury hotel in Bangkok died from cyanide, including Sherine Chong (left)

US woman insisted on making tea for victims before poisoning them in cyanide murder-suicide plot at Bangkok hotel